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Diners' Choice: Neighborhood gem restaurants in Southwest Suburbs

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are the best neighborhood gems in Southwest Suburbs? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Mr. Benny's Steakhouse restaurant
4.9
4.9 (683)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Mokena
About the restaurant
Steak and Seafood serving Prime and Black Angus and wild species of seafood
South African and Australian cold water lobster tails along with wild Alaskan salmon and Canadian fresh water walleye and lake perch. Along with other Mr Benny"s specialties.

Top review
TinleyKingvip
Dined on May 14, 2024
Consistently delivers the finest food and service in a comfortable relaxed environment
A photo of Francesca's Vicinato restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1520)
$30 and under
Italian
Palos Hills
About the restaurant
Francesca’s Vicinato is located in vibrant downtown Palos Park. A restaurant with a contemporary, casually sophisticated trattoria ambiance, rustic cooking, friendly service, and fair prices.
Top review
MiaDVC
Dined 2 days ago
Food and service were excellent.we celebrated 2 birthdays and they brought us 2 complimentary desserts. Portions were big enough for us take some home for another meal. Can’t wait to go back!
A photo of Frankie's Since 1988 restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3464)
$30 and under
Italian
Tinley Park
About the restaurant
The Santoro Family has been in the food service industry since 1988. We renovated AND re-branded almost one year ago in May of 2023. We created a NEW CONCEPT we call MODERN CASUAL CHIC...The new name is Frankie's Since 1988 as an ode to our original restaurant on the Southside of Chicago.

No longer a fine dining white tablecloth restaurant. Our new vibe is energetic music, vibrant craft cocktails homemade pastas, authentic Southern Italian style pizzas (from our new Marra Forni oven) and most popular dishes, such as Ciambotta (sausage & peppers), meatballs, Alaskan wild king salmon, Chicken "limone" with a lemon butter & capers sauce amongst others.

Our updated menu is a combination of old classics from the past 15 years in Tinley Park and new items with the same wonderful service guests have come to know and love from Frankie's.

Top review
MarK
Dined 7 days ago
This place is one of our favorites. The service and food were great as always. The French Martini is the best!
A photo of Public Landing restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1994)
$30 and under
American
Lockport
About the restaurant
Upscale Casual Eatery offering an American Menu all Day, craft cocktails and daily drink specials.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Great food, great service, beautiful patio, always a nice time!
A photo of Osteria Ottimo restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2478)
$30 and under
Italian
Orland Park
About the restaurant
You’ve never tasted Italian food like this before. Pasta made by hand every morning; fruits and vegetables sourced from a local farmer - just for us; fresh fish flown in daily and our meats aged to mouth-watering perfection. We have taken old school Italian and added a modern twist.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Waitress and staff attentive Patrick always makes sure that your evening is perfect
A photo of The Phoenix Kitchen & Cocktails restaurant
4.7
4.7 (731)
$30 and under
American
Homer Glen
About the restaurant
A modern upscale casual, dining experience, serving locally sourced New American Cuisine.
In addition to the traditional 3 course meal, we offer shared plates. Shareable food is fresh, fun and exciting! Mixing and matching food selections, allows guests to try an array of different cooking techniques, styles and flavors. Spanning the globe for exciting inspiration to provide unique high quality dishes. Our wood fired grill, 600º degree pizza oven, hardwood smoker and hydroponic organic micro-greenhouse allow Chef the freedom to bring his culinary ideas to your table. Pair your evening from a selection of handcrafted cocktails, small batch bourbons, craft beer or enjoy a bottle of organic, bio dynamic wine from our temperature controlled wine cellar. Experience The Phoenix; where family and friends gather, food and drink is shared and new traditions begin!

Top review
BarbC
Dined on May 21, 2024
We went on a Tuesday when they run their pork chop and drink specials. We both had a specialty cocktail and the $14 pork chop meal and we enjoyed everything. The drinks are unique and tasty and we loved the pork chops with mashed potatoes and brussel sprouts. The waiter was attentive and kitchen staff brought out our food as soon as it was available. Definitely recommend!
A photo of Jen's Guesthouse restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2352)
$31 to $50
American
Willow Springs
About the restaurant
Jen's is a very unique location, offering seasonal menus, private events, & a beautiful double layer outdoor patio with a breathtaking view. We offer everything from steaks & seafood to pastas & brunches. Book your next private event with us or join us for a relaxing evening out!
Top review
Delishvip
Dined 7 days ago
Perfect outdoor dinner with live music on a Wednesday!! Great for dinner, bottle of wine and apps & for a celebration!
A photo of Mousa Greek Taverna restaurant
4.6
4.6 (155)
$31 to $50
Greek
Joliet
About the restaurant
Greek Taverna with wine & cocktails served in a cozy, comfortable setting
Top review
Rick
Dined on May 18, 2024
In town for the evening and decided to look for a Greek place. In the heart of Joliet, Mussa was a great find with fresh, delicious food, a vintage atmosphere and wonderful wait staff.
A photo of RoccoVino's - Orland Park restaurant
4.4
4.4 (443)
$30 and under
Italian
Orland Park
About the restaurant
RoccoVino’s is Traditional Italian with a Twist – featuring creative pasta specialties, fresh seafood, veal & chops, unique chef specials and pizza. Our menu has been created to combine your favorite Italian dishes with family recipes and new exciting options. Each dish is carefully created for each diner to ensure the best family experience.
Top review
SueKvip
Dined on May 8, 2024
Had a great dinner after stopped going to RoccoVinos for about 7 months due to poor service. Glad I returned and they seem to be back to great service & food.
A photo of Capri Ristorante - Lemont restaurant
2.7
2.7 (88)
$30 and under
Italian
Lemont
About the restaurant
Fresh seafood, homemade pasta, and leisure time with a friend, family member, or date can be found at Capri Ristorante Italiano. Step inside our restaurant and find yourself immersed in decadent scents made to bring you the utmost pleasure. Our dishes are made fresh every day to pay homage to the Capri name. Enjoy rich and savory pasta sauces that pair beautifully with the baskets of warm, crunchy bread at each table. Our seafood dishes are meant to pair beautifully with our award-winning wine selection.
Top review
outwithBNB
Dined on Mar 23, 2024
Food was not as good as it usually is it was a little over done we will be back to try it again because usually it is excellent
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